Coronavirus: Standard operating procedure

These documents relate to the standard operating procedure for Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) priority assessment service.

SPS commentary:


NHS England have also issued the following today:


  • Briefing note for primary care providers about the Coronavirus


  • Documents setting out the minimum operating standards for each element of the patient pathway from identification of a possible COVID-19 case, through to co-ordination of required steps and on to discharge.


  • Documents providing details on the procedures and equipment required for home diagnostic sampling in those persons who have been identified via NHS 111 as suitable for sampling for Coronavirus in a community setting


  • Letters from NHS England and NHS Improvement, the Chief Medical Officer for England and Public Health England, provide Coronavirus advice for the NHS in England.


NHS England

Resource links:

Coronavirus: Primary care briefing note

Coronavirus: Patient pathway

Coronavirus: Home diagnostic sampling

Coronavirus: Tripartite letters